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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Original  \O*rig"i*nal\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  original.] 
  1.  Origin;  commencement;  source. 
 
  It  hath  it  original  from  much  grief.  --Shak. 
 
  And  spangled  heavens,  a  shining  frame,  Their  great 
  Original  proclaim.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  That  which  precedes  all  others  of  its  class;  archetype; 
  first  copy;  hence  an  original  work  of  art,  manuscript, 
  text,  and  the  like  as  distinguished  from  a  copy, 
  translation,  etc 
 
  The  Scriptures  may  be  now  read  in  their  own 
  original.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  An  original  thinker  or  writer;  an  originator.  [R.] 
 
  Men  who  are  bad  at  copying,  yet  are  good  originals. 
  --C.  G. 
  Leland. 
 
  4.  A  person  of  marked  eccentricity.  [Colloq.] 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.  &  Bot.)  The  natural  or  wild  species  from  which  a 
  domesticated  or  cultivated  variety  has  been  derived;  as 
  the  wolf  is  thought  by  some  to  be  the  original  of  the  dog, 
  the  blackthorn  the  original  of  the  plum. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Original  \O*rig"i*nal\,  a.  [F.  original,  L.  originalis.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  the  origin  or  beginning;  preceding  all 
  others  first  in  order  primitive;  primary;  pristine;  as 
  the  original  state  of  man;  the  original  laws  of  a  country; 
  the  original  inventor  of  a  process. 
 
  His  form  had  yet  not  lost  All  her  original 
  brightness.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  original 
  adj  1:  preceding  all  others  in  time  or  being  as  first  made  or 
  performed;  "the  original  inhabitants  of  the  Americas"; 
  "the  book  still  has  its  original  binding";  "restored 
  the  house  to  its  original  condition";  "the  original 
  performance  of  the  opera";  "the  original  cast"; 
  "retracted  his  original  statement" 
  2:  (of  e.g.  information)  not  secondhand  or  by  way  of  something 
  intermediary;  "his  work  is  based  on  only  original,  not 
  secondary,  sources" 
  3:  being  or  productive  of  something  fresh  and  unusual;  or  being 
  as  first  made  or  thought  of  "a  truly  original  approach"; 
  "with  original  music";  "an  original  mind"  [ant:  {unoriginal}] 
  4:  not  derived  or  copied  or  translated  from  something  else; 
  "the  play  is  original;  not  an  adaptation";  "he  kept  the 
  original  copy  and  gave  her  only  a  xerox";  "the  translation 
  misses  much  of  the  subtlety  of  the  original  French" 
  n  1:  an  original  (audio  recording)  from  which  copies  can  be  made 
  [syn:  {master},  {master  copy}] 
  2:  an  original  model  on  which  something  is  patterned  [syn:  {archetype}, 
  {pilot}] 




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